KNEWSLETTER Vol. 15

  

We've decided that January 31 st is the cut off for saying "Happy New Year!", so we're trying to slip it in under the wire. Here's to sharing in a great 2018!

We read somewhere that only 8% of people actually keep their New Year's resolutions. And most of the 92% give up before January is even over. With January drawing to a close, if your resolution involved any sort of boat related repair, we want to help you stay in the 8%!  As an added bonus, if your resolution included upgrading your sailboat rig, you're extra lucky! We're running a special on all the gear you need to get your rig into tiptop shape. 

Stay strong, 8%! We can help. Give us a call. 
FROM THE BILGE 
by Paul Kaplan
One thing you learn early in the boating business is there are those who believe they really don't need to own a boat. Accordingly, our industry is one of the first to get hit during an economic slowdown and the last to recover once things are bubbling again. Such was the case in January 2008. At that time our country, as well as much of the world, was in financial chaos. The Great Recession wasn't great at all....it was a nightmare!  Read more.

CHECKING IN ON RANDALL REEVES

After our last email, Randall suffered a series of setbacks and was forced to make landfall for repairs. After what looked like a much needed rest, he's back on track and making way.   Follow his journey on his blog


RECOMMEND SOMEONE TO BE A PART OF OUR FAMILY!

We are so proud of the people who work here - being a family-run business, we embrace the family vibe. If you know someone who would be a good fit in our team of craftspeople, we would love the opportunity to meet with them.   

We are offering a FREE BOTTOM JOB to anyone who recommends a successful hire to KKMI.  

Come Work for KKMI
Come Work for KKMI


We are currently seeking craftspeople for both of our locations. 
Please visit our Careers page for details. 

CHECK OUT OUR FEBRUARY SPECIALS 


Click here or photo to learn more. 

Our two service facilities offer more indoor work space than any other boatyard in California. Book space NOW for your wintertime projects and take advantage of these extra special offers.   

Call 
Point Richmond 510-235-5564 or Sausalito 415-332-5564
LAST KNEWSLETTER CHALLENGE & WINNER

CHALLENGE: 

Identify the six(6) differences between the two photos below. 

Congratulations to Tom Patterson! He'll be getting a new set of KKMI docklines.



KNEWSLETTER CHALLENGE


This round jar is four inches wide and six inches tall. Guess how many various nuts and bolts are inside. The closest person to the correct answer will win. If there are multiple correct answers, we will randomly select a winner for the tie breaker. 

If you would like to see the actual jar, it is on display in the office at our Point Richmond location. 


 
Simply respond to this email with your answer, or send responses to Marianne:  marianne@kkmi.com   with the subject line "Knewsletter Challenge" 

Winner will be selected randomly from all correct submissions. Winner will receive your choice of KKMI beanie or baseball cap. 

KOOL PROJECTS AT THE KYARD

A floating green house was commissioned to be build for the Mission Creek houseboat community. They wanted to get it done before the bridge by AT&T park is closed permanently. Dickie and Joe did a fine job putting it together. It's currently awaiting transport to its new home. 













Having some fun with a cool paint job for the folks at  Deepflight. This three person submarine will be used at yet-to-be-determined expensive resort with amazing underwater views. 















Every boat has a story. We love being embedded in those lines. Share your stories with us!

Please send your photos of the yard or photos of you out enjoying your boat after visiting the yard. We love to see and share your stories!


ADOPT A BIRD OR TWO

The Bird Boat fleet has been sailing on the Bay since 1920! They are stout & sturdy and perfect for the Bay.  KKMI has been a strong supporter of the Bird Boat fleet. Pictured below - Kookaburra back in the water after an extensive overhaul. 


Here are some photos of her restoration... we have what it takes to make these beauties whole again...













We currently have two boats in need of a loving adoption. They  have been patiently waiting in the yard for someone to make them whole again.  

In the picture below: Swallow is in the foreground being moved. She is going to need a total overhaul - like what  Kookaburra went through.  Puffin is in the background on the stands. She's closer to being complete, but will still need a good deal of work to get her sailing.


Getting them sailing on the Bay again is our New Year's wish. Repairs will be costly but if you're a lover of history and classic wood boats, there is nothing like a Bird. If you were in the market for an Alerion, you could have a (basically) BRAND NEW Bird instead! 

Ultimately, we are looking for someone with the wherewithal to get the boats back on the water - which will not be an easy task. KKMI is willing to foster that effort as much as possible. (But, sorry, no D.I.Y. in the yard.) The new owner(s) will have to demonstrate that they have the funds, the skills and the resources to fix the boat(s) properly and would be contractually obligated to get the boat(s) back into sailing condition. 

SOCIALIZE WITH US!

In between Knewsletters, we post lots of fun things on Social Media. Please join us in sharing, tweeting, checking in, liking, hash tagging:




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Join us on YouTube! Subscribe to our channel so we can get a custom url!https://www.youtube.com/user/eKaplanKKMI
 


SEE YOU NEXT TIME!

Until we pop back into your inbox... we hope to see you around the Bay or in the Kyard!



Point Richmond
510-235-5564
530 West Cutting Blvd.
Point Richmond, CA 94804

Sausalito
415-332-5564
420 Harbor Drive
Sausalito, CA 94965